Wednesday, June 14, 2006

You Know Your Screwed When

John Kerry lectures you on being decisive:
Kerry, who was widely criticized as the party's standard-bearer in 2004 for being too cautious in his criticism of the war, said Tuesday that politicians "cannot have it both ways."
Then he reverts to form, saying he was wrong to vote for the war to begin with:
In remarks that could have been aimed at Clinton, Kerry said: "It's not enough to argue with the logistics or to argue about the details. ... It is essential to acknowledge that the war itself was a mistake. ... It was wrong, and I was wrong to vote for that Iraqi war resolution."
As Homer Stokes says, "The choice, she's a clear one", vote for the tax and spend party that can't decide who's the bad guy is in this forty year conflict or vote for the tax and spend party that has pretty much decided that we are the good guys.
For once I agree with Kerry, the Dems and the GOP need to shit or get off the pot - take a stand on the war and defend it, preferably without ad hominem attacks about medals thrown over fences or clearly spurious ANG memos. If good men and women are killing and dying in this conflict, we owe it to them to approach the political decision making seriously.

1 comment:

zaphod said...

What am I missing? I thought the GOP has taken a stand on the war. (They're for it.) What makes you think Bush isn't defending his position? It's pretty much all he does.

The Dems are more divided but seem to be trending towards opposition to the war. Kerry exemplifies this drift perfectly.